The day I have been dreading is here,… Omari is sick. I started noticing his symptoms on Friday of last week (runny nose, sneezing), but Saturday night he started getting a little cough which made Omor and I worried. If you read my previous blog about breast feeding you know I rarely feed Omari with my actual breast, instead pumping it out and feeding him via bottle. Since Omari started feeling bad I decided that maybe fresh milk straight from the boob would help him feel better since breast milk has anti bodies that help babies build immunity, and fresh milk had to be better than what was already in the fridge that needed to be warmed up. I also hooked up my cool mist humidifier and started using a Nose Frida by Fridababy to suck the snot out of his nose. I noticed some improvements but his cough seemed to be getting a little worse just by the way it sounded. This morning I decided that we were just going to go up to the doctor even without an appointment just to make sure everything is ok because Omari is only 2 months old and any health issues really should not be taken lightly. They were able to get us in pretty quickly even though they were busy and we soon found out Omari has pneumonia. This word sounds so scary to me but his doctor assured me that it was better than him having a cold because he could actually cure this with medicine whereas with a cold we would just have to let it work itself out. He has to take an antibiotic, azithromycin, every day for 6 days and needs to stay home from daycare for 2 days. Omari’s parents are very worried but Omari seems to be in good spirits still smiling, laughing and eating normally.
The lesson here is go with your mommy instincts when it comes to your child’s health. A remedy you think will work usually will and when you think it’s not enough take them to your pediatrician immediately because that’s what they are there for. Also people say to stay off google when looking at symptoms but honestly google is my best friend, you just can’t rely solely on google, Lol.
Also… never thought I would use the nose Frida when someone bought it for me, and it’s literally one of the best things ever. You would never think you would suck snot out of someone’s nose but when it’s your child and they can’t breathe you will do anything
Mommies, get you one!
Omari’s medication given by mouth once a day. He did spit it up and I gave him a little more (which he spit up a little again), so I’m hoping he got some in his system because he doesn’t get the second dose until tomorrow.
Pray for us guys!